The Oscars or Academy Awards are America’s most prestigious film award. They are given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. That is why they are called the “Academy Awards.”
The Pinnacle of the Film Industry
The entire ecosystem of annual film festivals and awards builds up to and influences the Oscars. There are some important film festivals early in the year such as the Cinema Tropical Awards and Sundance Film Festival, but the film year really starts again with Cannes in France.
Studios try to build momentum for their most important fall releases which positions those films for the next Oscars.
HOLLYWOOD & ABC; Sun, Feb 24, 2019; Movie awards ~ Green Book, Roma, BlackKklansman, Black Panther, A Star is Born
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA, Tue, Jan 22, 2019 ~ Roma, Green Book, A Star is Born, Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, Hale County, This Morning, This Evening, and Mother are recognized.
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HOLLYWOOD, Dec 17, 2018
“Birds of Passage” (Colombia)
“The Silence of Others” (Spain)
“Crime + Punishment” (Black & Latino)
“Los Comandos” (El Salvador)
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Latin Oscar Winners
Oscar winners come from the many strong film traditions in the Latin world. French invented filmmaking. Some of the biggest U.S. directors are Italian American. Surrealism is well represented in Spain. Buñuel brought this thread to Mexico whose film industry dominates the Spanish-speaking world. Chilean directors have been making a name for themselves.
In theaters November 21, 2018 to March 21, 2019
“Best Foreign Language Film”
Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón made the best film of 2018 in any language
Nov 16, 2018 to Mar 28, 2019; Italian African movies Oscar winners ~ Oscar Best Picture, Golden Globes Best Musical or Comedy. When people who might seem different, actually live and work together, we discover our common humanity.
Oct 5, 2018 – Apr 4, 2019
Lady Gaga follows Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland in one of the great love stories. “Shallow” won a Golden Globe and an Oscar for Best Original Song.
August 10 – October 11, 2018 ~ The Brooklyn director is at his best in this true story of a Black cop who infiltrated the KKK with the help of a Jewish cop.
OSCAR NOMINATIONS Best Picture, Supporting Actor, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing & Original Score
CANNES Grand Prix
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Winner of 2 Oscars & 2 BAFTAs for:
Marina, a waitress and singer, faces rejection while mourning the death of her boyfriend. By Argentine – Chilean director Sebastián Lelio.
February 2 – May 17, 2018
13 Oscar Nominations. WINNER: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Score, Best Production Design
BAFTA Best Director
2 Golden Globes
2 SAG Award Nominations
Venice Golden Lion
November 30, 2017 – April 5, 2018
Oscar Winner Best Adapted Screenplay
4 Oscar Nominations
3 Golden Globe Nominations
1 SAG Awards Nomination
November 24, 2017 – May 24, 2018
Thursday, July 25, 2019
LINCOLN CENTER ~ Mariachi Real de Mexico plays the main plaza, then La Santa Cecilia from Los Angeles performs before a screening in Spanish with English subtitles. 2018 Oscar & Golden Globe Best Animated Film
Latin Oscar Nominees
October 4, 2019 – February 25, 2020
Antonio Banderas won Best Actor at Cannes starring in Pedro Almodóvar’s loosely autobiographical triptych about the life of an aging movie director. Penélope Cruz plays the young filmmaker’s mom. Nominated for Best Actor and Best International Feature Film Oscars.
OPENED December 15, 2017
CLOSED January 18, 2018